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Bank of America Plaza


Height: 317m
Location: Atlanta
Year: 1992
Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)

Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel


Height: 601m
Location: Mecca
Year: 2012
Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel

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Bank of America Plaza

Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)
Bank of America Plaza
Height317m
Floors55
Year1992
CityAtlanta

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Bank of America Plaza is a skyscraper located between Midtown Atlanta and Downtown Atlanta.

In 311.8 m (1,023 ft), the tower is the 125th-tallest construction in the world. It's the 21st tallest building in the U.S., the tallest building in Georgia, and the tallest building in any U.S. state capital, overtaking the 250 m (820 ft), 50-story One Atlantic Center in height, which formerly held the record as Georgia's tallest building. It's 55 tales of office space and was completed in 1992, when it was called NationsBank Plaza. Originally intended to be the headquarters for Citizens & Southern National Bank (which merged with Sovran Bank during construction), it became NationsBank's property following its creation in the 1991 hostile takeover of C&S/Sovran by NCNB.

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Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel

Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel
Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel
Height601m
Floors120
Year2012
CityMecca

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The Abraj Al-Bait (Arabic: ????? ??????, romanized: ?Abr?? al-Bayt 'Towers of the House') is a government-owned complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project which aims to update the city in catering to its pilgrims. The central hotel tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, has the world's largest clock face and is the third-tallest building and fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The clock tower comprises the Clock Tower Museum which occupies the top four floors of the tower.The building complex is metres away from the world's largest mosque and Islam's most sacred site, the Great Mosque of Mecca. The developer and builder of this complex is that the Saudi Binladin Group, the Kingdom's largest construction firm. It's the world's second most expensive building with the whole cost of construction totalling US$15 billion. The complex was built after the demolition of the Ajyad Fortress, the 18th-century Ottoman citadel on top of a hill overlooking the Grand Mosque. The destruction of the historically important site in 2002 from the Saudi authorities sparked international outcry and a powerful response from Turkey.

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